'Phil' Graham sworn in as Council member
As D.C. Council members lined up to be sworn in this morning, one encountered a hiccup.
U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler had a bit of trouble with the name of member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who is beginning his fourth term.
Kessler, who had previously sworn in Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At
Large) without incident, referred to Graham as "Phil Graham."
The crowd gasped, then chuckled at the gaffe.
"Don't impeach me!" said a mortified Kessler.
It is unclear if Kessler was thinking of the former publisher of the Washington Post or perhaps former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) or another.
"He lives in my apartment building," Kessler said. "I've only known him forever."
| January 2, 2011; 11:05 AM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Mike DeBonis
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